Lisa J. Rew
Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Ph.D. 1993, Agroecology, University of Reading, UK; B.Sc (Hons) 1988, University of Southampton, UK. Weed ecology research, including sampling and predicting weed distributions and impacts in agricultural and wildland systems to improve management efficiency and environmental sustainability.
My goal is to better understand the effect of abiotic and biotic variables on the invasion potential of non-native plant populations, and develop efficient approaches to prioritize management at the local scale. Consequently my interests include: survey methods, species distribution modeling, plant community diversity, population dynamics, and long-distance dispersal and spread (particularly as it relates to vehicles and roads). My group works in natural, semi-natural, and agricultural systems. Recently we have studied populations along elevation gradients in range and wildland settings, as well as dryland wheat systems. Most of our work is at the local (population) and landscape scale, but in collaboration with MIREN (Mountain Invasion Research Network), we have been able to evaluate the effect of multiple scales (local, landscape, and regional) on patterns of invasion and relationships with environmental and biotic variables. As of 2012, I am co-chair of MIREN. Our most recent experiment is evaluating the effect of climate differences on the invasive potential of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in sagebrush communities and wheat systems.
- Pauchard A, Albihn A, Alexander J, Burgess T, Daehler C, Englund G, Essl F, Evengård B, Greenwood G, Haider S, Lenoir J, McDougall K, Milbau A, Muths E, Nuñez M, Olofsson J, Pellissier L, Rabitsch W, Rew LJ, Robertson M, Sanders N, Kueffer C. (2016) Non-native and native organisms moving into high elevation and high latitude ecosystems in an era of climate change: new challenges for ecology and conservation. Biological Invasions, 18, 345-353.
- Taylor K, Maxwell B, Pauchard A, Nunez M, Peltzer D, Terwei A, and Rew L. (2016) Drivers of plant invasion vary globally: evidence from pine invasions in six ecoregions. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25, 96-106.
- Lawrence PG, Rew LJ and Maxwell BD. (2015) A probabilistic Bayesian framework for progressively updating site-specific recommendations. Precision Agriculture, 16(3), 275-296.
- Seipel T, Alexander JM,Daehler CC, Rew LJ, Edwards PJ, Dar PA, McDougall K, Naylor B, Parks C, Pollnac FW, Reshi ZA, Schroder M and Kueffer C (2015) Performance of the herb Verbascum thapsus along environmental gradients in its native and non-native ranges. Journal of Biogeography. 42(1), 132-143.
- Lawrence PG, Rew LJ and Maxwell BD (2014) Optimizing Site-Specific Adaptive Management Using a Probabilistic Framework: Evaluating Model Performance Using Historic Data. Oral Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Sacramento, CA.
- Kueffer C, Daehler CC, Dietz H, McDougall K, Parks C, Pauchard A and Rew LJ (2014) The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN): Linking local and global scales for addressing and ecological consequence of global change. GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 263-265. (Special Interdisciplinary Award.
- Lawrence PG, Rew LJ and Maxwell BD. (2014) A probabilistic Bayesian framework for progressively updating site-specific recommendations. Precision Agriculture, 16, 275-296.
- Skurski TC, Rew LJ and Maxwell BD (2014) Mechanisms underlying non-native plant impacts: a review of recent experimental research. Invasive Plant Science and Management 7, 432-444.
- Taylor K, Brummer TJ, Lavin M, Rew LJ and Maxwell BD (2014) Bromus tectorum response to fire varies with climate conditions. Ecosystems, 17(6), 960-973.
- Pollnac F and Rew LJ (2014) Life after establishment: factors structuring a successful mountain invader away from disturbed roadsides. Biological Invasions, 1-10.
- Pollnac F, Maxwell BD, Taper M and Rew LJ (2014) The demography of native and non-native plant species in mountain systems: Examples in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Population Ecology, 56(1), 81-95.
- Pollnac F and Rew LJ (2013) Life after establishment: factors in structuring a successful mountain invader away from disturbed roadsides.Biological Invasions. Published on-line December 2013: DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0617-6.
- Pollnac F, Maxwell BD, Taper M, and Rew LJ (2013) The demography of native and non-native plant species in mountain systems: Examples in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Popluation Ecology. Published on-line July 2013: DOI 10.1007/s10144-013-0391-4.
- Brummer TJ, Maxwell BD, Higgs MD, and Rew LJ (2013) Role of ecological factors in local scale invasive species distribution models and management. Diversity and Distributions, 19, 1-4.
- Skurski TS, Maxwell BD, and Rew LJ (2013) Ecological tradeoffs in non-native plant management. Biological Conservation, 159, 292-302.
- Pollnac F, Seipel T, Repath C, and Rew LJ (2012) Plant invasion at landscape and local scales along roadways in the mountainous region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Biol. Invasions, 14,1753-1763.
- Taylor K, Brummer T, Taper ML, Wing A, and Rew LJ (2012) Human-mediated long-distance dispersal: an empirical evaluation of seed dispersal by vehicles. Diversity and Distributions, 18, 1–10.
- Seipel T, Kueffer C, Rew LJ, Daehler CC, Pauchard A, Naylor BJ, Alexander JM, Edwards PJ, Parks CG, Arevalo J, Cavieres LA, Dietz H, Jakobs G, McDougall K, Otto R, and Walsh N. (On-line 4/18/2011) Processes at multiple scales affect variation in non-native plant species richness and similarity in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (Accepted 12/07/10).
- Alexander JM, Kueffer C, Daehler CC, Edwards PJ, Pauchard A, Seipel T & MIREN consortium: Arevalo J, Cavieres L, Dietz H, Jakobs G, McDougall K, Naylor B, Otto R, Parks CG, Rew L., Walsh N. (on-line version December 27, 2010) Assembly of non-native floras along elevational gradients explained by directional ecological filtering.Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
- Rew LJ and Johnson MP (2010) Reviewing the role of wildfire on the occurrence and spread of invasive plant species in wildland areas of the intermountain western United States. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 3, 347-364.
Current Instructional Responsibilities
- LRES110 – Introduction to Land Resources and Environmental Science (Fall)
- LRES410/ENSC510 -- Biodiversity: Survey and Monitoring Methods